The film follows the adventures of Badou Boy, a cheeky young man, as he travels through the streets of Dakar on the city buses.
Badou Boy remained unseen in the UK until 2006. It was instantly hailed as a lost classic. It premiered at the Africa in Motion Film Festival in October 2006 at the Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh.
A sarcastic look at Senegal's capital that followed the adventures of what the director described as a "somewhat immoral street urchin who is very much like myself". The contest pits the non-conformist individual against an absurdly caricatured policeman who pursues the protagonist through comedically improbable scenarios. Badou Boy celebrates an urban subculture while parodying the state.
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